Johnson Valley Calendar: Oct. 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

Johnson Valley Community Center
Tailgate Swap Meet, Saturday, Nov. 2
Swap and shop for gifts, tools, housewares, furniture, collectibles, anything...and have breakfast, too, 7-10 a.m. Vendors only $5, call Mert Waite to reserve, 760-364-3179. Bring your own tables, setup starts at 6 a.m. From Hwy 247, after mile marker 22, turn at the big red sign onto Larrea Road (paved), go 1-3/4 mi. to Quailbush Road.

This Week In History: October 30, 2013

October 30, 2013

50 years ago
(October 31, 1963):
• Red’s Fix-it Shop opened for business in the old Fire Station building at the “Y” of Highway 18 and Old Woman Springs Road. Services included furniture refinishing and general household appliance repair.

• Shopping: 1½ pounds of Rupert’s breaded shrimp was on sale for $1.89 at Leo’s Super Market.

• Weather: October 29, 1963 high temperature was 79, with a low of 47.

Letters to the Editor: Market collects 2,000 tires

October 30, 2013

On Saturday, October 19 there was a Tire Collection in Lucerne Valley Market & Hardware’s dirt area to the north. We collected almost 8 large bins full of tires -- 2000 tires! Many people collected tires that were dumped in the far corners of Lucerne Valley. THANK YOU! Some of your neighbors who volunteered to help put tires in bins were Linda Gommel and Korin Williams from the store, Robert John Erwin, Jan Morosco and Charles Leibrick. Steve Bradshaw of Burrtec was super and arranged to give us 3 bins to fill again and again.

Wind storm rips through Lucerne Valley, closes schools

October 30, 2013

ABOVE: The wind storm felled several trees on a Lucerne Valley property. Photo: Bill Lembright



Lucerne Valley Unified School District schools were closed on Monday due to severe winds that felled large trees, created a general mess and posed a possible hazard to children and district staff.

According to Superintendent Suzette Davis, student safety was the number one concern.

If weather permitted, schools were expected to be open the remainder of the week.

Sports: Talented trio leads Mustangs

October 30, 2013

While there are many factors that have helped the Mustangs score win after win, the key tangible is a trio of difference-maker players: Daniel Stratton, Lonye Logan and Chris Campos.

“Daniel is an exceptional captain and leader,” said Coach Chris Klinger. “He’s the one making the calls. He’s also an exceptional athlete. We really rely on him for everything.”

The most physically talented player on the team is running back Lonye Logan, according to Coach Klinger.

Photo: Karate competitors

October 30, 2013

Local newcomers to martial arts are finding success early. Leland Verhagen, 4, left, received 2nd place in under 5 in sparring at the recent karate tournament at Lucerne Valley High School. Chris Rader, 11 , also is showing talent as a beginner. Both started learning Karate under Master Ruben only a month ago. Photo courtesy Kevin Baroni



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